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Tag: populism
Dueling Populisms

(From The Hoover Institution) In antiquity, one type was known by elite writers of that time to be the “bad” populism. It appealed to the volatile, landless urban “mob,” or what the Athenians dubbed pejoratively the ochlos and the Romans...

NBC News: Donald Trump rises with Steve Bannon’s fall

(From NBC) And, perhaps most important for Trump, the president has sent a clear message that he won’t tolerate Bannon trying to drive a wedge between him and his political base ahead of the 2020 presidential election. That may help...

What Populism Is And Isn’t

Here we go again. Franklin Roosevelt infamously redefined the meaning of the word liberalism in the 1930s to mean more and more government control of the economy. This was in complete contradiction to what the word had meant for centuries, as...

Sanders, Trump, and Keynes

The rise of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump clearly reflects the increasing desperation of large numbers of American voters. They know something is terribly wrong with the economy. They just can’t figure out what it is. In supporting Sanders...

Buchanan: GOP Elites Plot to Purge Trump

So far the current race for president has been incredible. Probably the most interesting of my lifetime. (At least that I can remember.) The assumed front runners in both major parties are on the ropes. Semi-outsiders are landing blow after...

Why Wall Street loves Hillary

For the bankers the main issue is who will keep the current implied bailout regime in place? Who will let the Federal Reserve do what it does without criticism? Who will keep the light from shining on them? Who won’t...